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South Side

This episode (2.4) of the television comedy series South Side cleverly tips its hat to Ferris Bueller's Day Off, the 1986 movie that shares its Chicago backdrop.

Here, the show offers a more representative South Side experience than Ferris Bueller’s North Side one. For instance, it substitutes a Cubs game for a White Sox, and it trades the Art Institute of Chicago for the DuSable Museum of African American History.

And, as represented by the above screenshot, South Side replaces the “Save Ferris” water tower (as seen here) with “Save Brenda” in graffiti on the South Side sculpture Fountain of Time.

South Side’s Chandra Russell explained to Entertainment Weekly in 2021, ”We certainly set out to create a love letter to an iconic Chicago movie, but we wanted to do it in a unique way.”

Mission: accomplished.



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